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Old 28th September 2006, 18:26   #616
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What's this 'fifties automobile?

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ID : 155 - Is a Peugeot 203

1947-1960 when introduced its monocoquebody and revolutionary 1.3 litre engine set it apart. The 1290cc ohv had an aliminium cyl head and hemispherical combustion chambers and churned out 49 bhp with its ohv pushrod engine. it ranged from two to four door cabriolets, a family estate, and a two door coupe. By 1960 it had set many records for high sales.
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Old 28th September 2006, 19:15   #618
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Another beauty....

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Old 28th September 2006, 19:26   #619
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ID:156 is a Vanden Plas limousine.
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ID:156 is a Vanden Plas limousine.
Not quite Ram but almost there. The correct answer is it an 1960 AUSTIN PRINCESS with coach work by VANDEN PLAS. But its an Austin. Vanden plas did take to making cars of their own but that was a little later i think. Even Daimler used vanden plas to do coachwork in come of their luxuriously appointed cars.


This impressing & 7seater limousine with coachwork by British Vanden Plas was often seen In old James-Bond-films. These cars always took the place of James Bond's Rolls Royce when it came to a crash-scene, since these cars with British Daimler technique and only Rolls Royce body were much cheaper than their noble cousins. This also gave them the name "Rolls Royce for the poor ones. It also featured hydraulic jacks.
This Austin Princess's interiour was in leather, the dashboard was made of root wood. It has a manually operable pane between the driver's cabin and the passenger compartment. The 6 cylinder motor has a capacity of 85 PS and a cylinder capacity of 3.993 cm³.

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ID 159: Bugatti Type 57sc Atlantic
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ID 159: Bugatti Type 57sc Atlantic
Pretty easy this one.
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ID : 157

ID:157 is a 1962 Panhard PL-17 Tigre.

A very unusual, very innovative French car.

The Panhard PL-17 Tigre's wheels were centerless rings. Five studs directly mounted them onto the circumference of the finned alloy brakedrums. The French designers called this design ETA (Evacuation Thermique Accélérée) -- accelerated heat removal!


So, now that the spare wheel was thus doughnut shaped, it could fit above the engine around the aircleaner!


And could you imagine a 1962 two-cylinder 848 cc engine putting out 60 bhp?

This french tiger was powered by an amazing boxer twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, pushrod 848 cc engine.
The engine was started by pulling a cable, like a motorboat engine.

Light weight combined with good streamlining gave a top speed of 145 km/h.
The amazing little two-banger supposedly put out 60 bhp @ 5300 rpm and drove the front wheels like all our Maruti cars!


A fully enveloping aluminium cooling shroud fed off a radial flow fan bolted to crankshaft.
Warm air exiting the cooling shroud could be directed, by cable-operated vanes, over the exhaust manifold to the car's cabin for heating and defrosting the windshield!


The cylinder heads were non-removable, yet the steel cylinder liners could be!

The roughness of the two-cylinder four-stroke puttering away, was smoothed by soft engine mounts, although this made the clutch difficult for an inexperienced driver to operate smoothly.

The unusual engine had an unusual sound that led some people to think it was a two stroke.

Comments and opinions welcomed!

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Comments and opinions welcomed!
VERY educating - I knew the Panhard had its spare wheel mounted above the engine and it had a 2-cylinder engine, but I didnt realise it was a 4-stroke air-cooled boxer.

I'm feeling younger after visiting this thread - reminds me of old days when we used to take bets on identifying cars. NEVER to this level of detail, though.
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Amazing details ram, could'nt have put it better myself.
Also The engine dates back to 1940. cyl were cast integral with their heads in light alloy, cooling fins and cast iron liners.. Heads had hemispherical cumbustion chambers and valve gearing incorporating torision bars. Carburetor was a Zenith 38 NDIX, twin choke.....this car was truly way ahead of its time.
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ID:160 is a 1955-62 MGA roadster.
The color is British Racing Green.
It was a conventional carosserie-on-chassis design with a 1,588 cc 4-cyl. engine which got a DOHC head later.

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ID 160 is an MGA
what happened to ID 58?? missed it!!

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ID : 161

very easy one::::


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ID : 162

whats this beauty?

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ID 162: Frogeye Sprite?
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